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Accident: 170220396 - Employee Killed When Knocked To Ground By Tree

Accident: 170220396 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 02/05/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487601403/25/19920213Willis L. Norton
On February 5, 1992, Employee #1, of Willis Norton, was standing in the crotch between two trees. He was cutting off the top of one tree approximately 8 ft above the ground. The top of the tree dropped to the ground but the branches caused it to kick back, hitting the employee and knocking him from the tree. Employee #1 died. Two regulatory citations were issued.
Keywords: kick back, tree felling, agriculture, tree, fall, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114876014 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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